Will Shipley's 76-yard sprint into the end zone late in the first half gave Weddington a 7-0 halftime lead.
The freshman run along with his older brother James’ 80+ yard kickoff return touchdown helped Weddington defeat Huss, 31-13 and move onto the third round of the playoffs for the fifth consecutive year.
Will’s sprint sparked a Weddington squad that got off to a sluggish start turning the ball over three times in the first quarter and a half.
Will Shipley has gained over 400 yards in his last three games.
Weddington will now play conference rival Charlotte Catholic (13-0) for a second time this season. The Warriors fells to Catholic, 42-6 on the last Friday in September. The winner of that game moves onto the regional finals.
After the game, I caught up with Will and Coach Tim Carson to discuss the win.